What is the difference between the Spider and Flexton Line6 amps?

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  1. Brett89

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    I don't find difference between them on their site. It has the same models? They're cost a bit more so they must be better then the Spider amps?
     
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    The Flextones have more amps, cabs and effects aboard. You can control them via Midi whereas the Spiders only support the Line 6 Pedals.
    The larger Spiders have a lot more Presets (songbased or designed by artists) than the Flextones.
     
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    Flextones also have more effects and you have alot more control over those effects, you also get more amp models and a greater ability to mix and match amp heads and cabinets.
     
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    Spiders suck.

    Flextones don't. :lol:
     
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    i got a flextone 3 150watt. great amp. played a spider 120w at GC, and it sounded like a blubbery ass rippin' a nasty fart. flextone 3's have WAY better speakers.
     
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    Best description I've seen. :shrug:
     
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    A couple hundred dollars?
     
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    Horrible tone.

    Notice no pro guitarists use the Spiders live.
     
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    The Spider's aren't really modelled after anything. The Flextones are. Also, the Flextones have many more ins/outs than the Spiders. Flextones are far superior IMO and they're some pretty nice amps.
     
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    Flextones sound a lot better. I even like the way the HD head sounds over a Vetta.

    Then again, everything > line6, so YMMV

    -W
     
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    my spider I shit out on my years ago for no reason, i took great care of it
     
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    That's like saying "pro guitarists don't use Peavey Backstage's live" or "little Crates with 5 inch speakers live". The Spider was designed, and is marketed as, a bedroom practice amp, as for that it does a pretty good job.
     
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    But they have them in a head version as well. I see your point, Psyphre.
     
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    flextones have more useable sounds. on gnet, one of the guys mainly records with his flextone II, and he gets some good tones! live, he uses his V3 or his carvin X100B or whichever.
     
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    I use a Flextone II, and I get some really usable tones out of it. They're not the best amps around, but they sound OK and are really versatile. It's also quite good for recording. I've done a lot of recording with mine, and posted some clips in the recording studio, that might give you some kind of idea what they sound like (the clips aren't the best that a flextone can do, because my soundcard and mixing skills suck, and I record through the line out into the line in on my soundcard)
     
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    agree... I saw a vid.. somewhere on you tube... #4 & #7 played some shit together.. used their normal guitars.. and spiders... sounded .. not so bad...


    Lately i was testing a spider2 in a music shop... well... i didnt like it...
     
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    I own a Flextone II head, never played the combo amp. I've also played spider II combos. The difference is enormous. Spiders sound like toys; thin, buzzsaw distortion with uncontrolled low-end. The flextone head is really decent sounding. Compared it to a HD147, and the flextone wins clearly...
    Anyway, stay away from those shitty sounding spider amps. Neglect the slipknot marketing whores...
     
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    Which confuses me to no end, and yet they still sell. I got my first half stack when I graduated high school, if the Spider head existed then I would have definitely picked it over what I had so (Carvin X100b).....
     
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    Well, I think his explanation holds its own pretty well, even then - "What's the difference between Line6's practice amp and their "pro" one?" ;)

    Personally, I've been impressed by neither, but while I at least understand the appeal of the Flextones, the Spiders I've played are just really BAD for anything but like electronica/metal or nu-metal. They're serviceable as practice amps, but there are a number of non-modeling options in the same price range that I'd much rather have.
     
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    I had the Flextone II head and I loved it. Much better than the Spiders.
     

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